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  • July 1 2019 Why document management is critical for small business growth

    Byline: Scott Crosby, CEO, Upstream The merit in going paperless for small and medium businesses (SMBs) is clear: digitally stored documents, information, and files save businesses time, money, and resources. SMBs are increasingly taking up document management technology to better manage their finances, customer data, and employee details, leaving behind the physical paperwork proven to hold Read More…

  • June 17 2019 4 ways new workplace technologies are helping leaders build more productive communities

    By Luke McNeal, Director, Workplace by Facebook A successful business is a business that gets the most out of its prized assets – its people. As a result, productivity is a primary focus for any leader of a business, large or small. With 77% of companies believing email is now an ineffective form of communication and 45% of employees Read More…

  • June 3 2019 Getting ready for the EOFY: A how-to-guide for businesses

    By Mark Chapman, Director of Tax Communications with H&R Block With just a few weeks remaining until the end of financial year, many businesses will be taking stock of the year just gone and planning for the year ahead. So what are some of the key issues your business might be facing as it looks Read More…

  • May 29 2019 Combatting work stress

    Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day when no-one is looking.  When the stress comes from internal sources (the things we say to ourselves to ensure we stay on track) e.g. “I like what I am doing Read More…

  • May 21 2019 Making teamwork work

    Team days often have a poor reputation and, because it is so hard to get it right, allocating time and effort to team effectiveness is often avoided or simply cut from the budget. So how do we make teamwork, work? According to the 2019 Human Synergistics International Research report, teams that work in a constructive Read More…

  • May 9 2019 What Single Touch Payroll means for your employees

    Have you taken the next step and started reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP)? Employers with 20 or more employees should have already started reporting their employees’ salaries and wages, pay as you go withholding and superannuation information to the ATO through an STP-enable payroll solution. If your business employs 19 or fewer employees, you Read More…

  • May 7 2019 What job interviewees are looking for

    It’s easy to feel like the odds are stacked against you in an interview. Even the most talented people succumb to nerves and struggle with communicating how capable they are. Although it’s very much the candidate’s job to shine, employers have a big role to play in getting the most out of their prospective employees Read More…

  • May 2 2019 Why competition is killing your business

    Byline: Wendy Born Any kind of competition within an organisation limits the ability for that organisation to reach its full potential. There is no place for competition within the confines of a team, function or company.  Competition should be kept to external competitors as this provides the consumer with the best possible outcome, market conditions.  Read More…

  • May 1 2019 How to boost your productivity in 2-hour blocks

    How do you currently spend your workday? Like most people, the first thing you likely do is open your email and see what pops up. Then, before you know it, it’s 1pm and you’re still responding or reacting to requests, in between rushing from meeting to meeting, which means your ‘real work’ gets left to Read More…

  • April 24 2019 CV hacks that work

    Adding digital evidence, putting yourself in the thick of the action and using a professional summary to highlight your unique selling proposition are three easy CV hacks that will help you reach the shortlist, says recruiting experts Hays. “As a jobseeker it can be tough to stand out, but there are a few tips that Read More…

  • April 15 2019 Working from home just got trickier

    Employees who work from home to look after family, a sick child, to manage long commutes or to juggle other commitments is fairly common practice… but that could be about to change. If employees work frequently from home, there are certain measures that need to be taken in accordance with the law to prevent serious health and safety Read More…

  • April 8 2019 How to choose the right person to run your business

    Business owners that are looking to take a step back from their business need to find the right person to run it, which can be a difficult task. To get it right, there are three key questions to ask, according to Andrew Laurie, entrepreneur, CEO and elite business coach.  Andrew Laurie said, “Business owners need Read More…

  • April 1 2019 7 steps to better data management

    Managing data correctly and as efficiently as possible is crucial for all businesses as data is the very basis of what organisations are built upon. It covers clients, contacts, employees, forecasts, investors/investment, past business failures, past business successes, and lots more meaningful information that, when managed correctly, can help to grow an organisation and minimise Read More…

  • April 1 2019 The four leadership “blind spots”

    A recent Dale Carnegie survey of over 3,300 employees has identified four leadership “blind spots” – the aspects of leading that are currently not being considered, acknowledged or even seen as existing in the first place. When these “hidden” leadership qualities are addressed and properly carried out in the workplace the overall job satisfaction of Read More…

  • March 27 2019 Let’s talk: Generational Gap

    How can we show the value that millennials bring to the work place? With millennials (currently people aged around 23-37) starting to fill up the majority of work spaces, there is a definite change of culture that is shifting the way businesses operate, work and think. A desire for flexibility, autonomy and social inclusion brings Read More…